News from Around the World

News from Around the World

While our attention at home is focused on the effects a highly contagious COVID-19 variant is having on every type of work force, including manufacturing and logistics, it is important to continue to look outward and elsewhere for major events impacting key countries...
China’s Power Play

China’s Power Play

The past several days, stories have appeared in the news about China’s crackdown on power usage by factories in several provinces. We have seen these stories and, in turn, been asked by our customers whether or not their shipments will be impacted. Further,...
Current Warehouse Congestion and Delays

Current Warehouse Congestion and Delays

Delays are increasing as warehouse space pinches shut on the US West Coast due to record imports arriving each day. Those containers need to be unloaded and carried inland to reach distribution centers, but the lack of carriers, chassis, and truckers has forced cargo...
ICAO Deadline and Change in Screening Requirements

ICAO Deadline and Change in Screening Requirements

ICAO Deadline and Change in Screening Requirements any changes that impact costs or transit times On July 1st, the TSA will require that air cargo on all-cargo aircraft be screened in an identical manner as cargo traveling on passenger planes. Airlines, ground...
Best Practices: Paying Customs Duties Directly And Electronically

Best Practices: Paying Customs Duties Directly And Electronically

Best Practices: Paying Customs Duties Directly And Electronically The sharp increase in freight rates and imposition of trade remedy duties over the past several years has meant additional out-of-pocket costs for shippers. Previously, TOC’s policy was based on a...
ONE Apus And Insurance

ONE Apus And Insurance

ONE Apus And Insurance After more than four months, the ONE Apus finally arrived and departed the Port of Long Beach. Caught in a storm on November 30, 2020, approximately 1600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, the ship lost more than 1800 containers overboard and...
Suez Fallout and Some Key Shipping Terms You Should Know

Suez Fallout and Some Key Shipping Terms You Should Know

Suez Fallout and Some Key Shipping Terms You Should Know Although the memeing of the Ever Given has subsided and any day now we should get an incident report detailing what caused the six-day blockage, shippers and ports around the world are coming to grips with...
Current Warehouse Congestion and Delays

Suez Canal Disruptions Felt Throughout The Industry

Suez Canal Disruptions Felt Throughout The Industry The Ever Given is dislodged and the Canal Authority is working to clear the backlog of ships on either side, but the fallout from the previous week has only just begun reverberating through the logistics industry....